Q: Can I sue an emergency room for dropping an X-ray board on my head while in the emergency room getting a scan?
I suffer from headaches and have a cranial shunt in my head, I was in the emergency room getting an X-ray of my cranial shunt when the technician dropped the X-ray board on my head and right onto where my shunt is in my head. Then the emergency room discharged me immediately when I returned to my room in the ER, the doctor never evaluated my head for any trauma before discharging me, I suffered from severe pain and a concussion from the incident. The hospital sent me an apology basket in the mail for the incident.
A: It's difficult to say, based on these facts alone. Was the ER doctor aware that an object was dropped on your head? Did you show visible signs of injury or complain of injury to the doctor? It's possible the doctor did not know what transpired during your imaging studies, as the only communication between them and the radiology technician might have been that the services were performed, before moving on to the next patient. Your post is open for two weeks; you could contact an Ohio med mal attorney and try to arrange a free initial consult to evaluate the matter. Good luck
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